Crab and Shrimp Seafood Bisque


Winter Season is ongoing and every other person love to have some seafood. Soups are more related to winter cold and when combined with seafood, they become a fancy choice. Crab and Fish seafood bisque is the all-time favourite dish and today we are presenting it in our blog. 

Not many people know that there are many types of bisques. For example, one of the most famous seafood bisque recipes is crab and fish bisque soup. This can be hard for someone to make on their own, but with a little practice and enough patience, anyone can cook this. Let’s count on the recipe given in the food blog. The preparation time for this dish is 15 minutes while the cooking time is 2 hours.

Crab and Shrimp Seafood Bisque

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Course: Seafood
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes


  • Crab meat – 8 ounces
  • Cooked shrimp – 8 ounces
  • Butter – 4 tbsp
  • Green onions – ⅓ cup
  • Celery – ⅓ cup
  • Milk – 2 cups
  • 1 ½ cups – heavy cream
  • Tomato paste – 1 tbsp
  • Flour – 3 tbsp
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Old Bay Seasoning – 1 tsp


  • Take a saucepan and put it on medium flame. Melt the butter and add celery, green onions. Cook until onion and celery become soft.
  • Add in flour and cook for 1 minute. In a separate pan, heat and milk.
  • Add warm milk to the saucepan and stir continuously. Avoid lumps and keep stirring until they disappear completely. Add in Old Bay Seasoning, pepper and salt. Stir and add heavy cream along with tomato paste.
  • Low the flame and keep cooking. Let it simmer for some minutes until the bisque starts to thicken.
  • Add in shrimps and crab meat . Cook them until it heats properly.
  • You can serve them hot. As toppings, try sprinkling some freshly chopped parsley.


  1. For making cab and fish seafood bisque, which seafood should be preferred? 

Well, you can try your favourite seafood but people commonly use crab and shrimp. 

  1. What does the term ‘bisque’ mean in this recipe? 

Bisque is referred to as creamy soups.  Some people take it simply as a soup and others think that bisque is a dish which is cooked twice. 

  1. The colour of the dish is orange? Why?

The cream and tomato paste used in the recipe gave a reddish-orange colour to the dish. 

  1. How do bisque and soup differ?

They are not 2 different dishes. Bisque is a soup that is creamy in texture, while the simple soup is meat broth and veggie broth. 

The crab and fish bisque recipe presented here is one of the most popular recipes of crab and fish bisque. This recipe is made with cooked shrimp and crabmeat. This bisque can be served with crusty bread on the side. Serve at dinner time throughout winter when nights are extra cold. To serve this bisque at parties, make individual bread bowls. It will allow individuals to dip bread in the soup and absorb the taste. You can serve it as an appetizer as well. You may keep it as your main course dish as well in the dinner time menu.


1 Comment

  1. Amy

    5 stars
    Do I leave on stove with a low flame for 2 hours? And also I have crab and shrimp that is already cooked. Is that ok?

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